Pre-requisite: Preferably for students from non-engineering background


(Materials Science programme is inter-disciplinary in nature, with students joining from diverse backgrounds)


(Students having metallurgical engineering background will be familiar with the contents)

  Concept of engineering materials – classification – common features (holistic approach) – emphasis on structure property correlations in all classes of materials – differences in properties and performance - techno economic aspects  

Introduction to crystallography - testing of materials – overview of destructive and non – destructive testing


Mechanical behaviour of materials – concept of deformation – types of failures – predictive methodologies


Concept of phase transformations and some strengthening mechanisms – specific examples and applications of phase transformation and strengthening


Design and selection of engineering materials – strategies for improvement as well as replacement – some case studies


1.     Askeland, DR, ‘The Science and Engineering of Materials’, 2nd Edition, Chapman and Hall, 1990

2.     Callister, Jr WD, ‘Materials Science and Engineering – An Introduction’, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1994